Short for Wired Equivalent Privacy, a security protocol for wireless local area networks (WLANs) defined in the 802.11b standard. WEP is designed to provide the same level of security as that of a wired LAN. LANs are inherently more secure than WLANs because LANs are somewhat protected by the physicalities of their structure, having some or all part of the network inside a building that can be protected from unauthorized access. WLANs, which are over radio waves, do not have the same physical structure and therefore are more vulnerable to tampering. WEP aims to provide security by encrypting data over radio waves so that it is protected as it is transmitted from one end point to another. However, it has been found that WEP is not as secure as once believed. WEP is used at the two lowest layers of the OSI model – the data link and physical layers; it therefore does not offer end-to-end security.
- Windows Photo Gallery
A Windows Vista tool that allows you to organize, find, and view photos and videos. Additionally, Windows Photo Gallery also offers quick access to printing, editing, and sharing photos and also transfers photos from your camera to your computer with a simple import process and allows users to create multimedia slide shows.
- Windows Server
A series of server operating systems developed by Microsoft Corporation. Windows servers are more powerful versions of their desktop operating system counterparts and are designed to more efficiently handle corporate networking, Internet/intranet hosting, databases, enterprise-scale messaging and similar functions. The Windows Server name made its debut with the release of Windows Server 2003 and continues […]
- Windows SideShow
A Microsoft Windows Vista feature that enables developers to create new and extend existing applications, called gadgets, specifically for devices with small displays and limited interaction models. Examples of devices supported by Windows SideShow include displays attached to a laptop, front panel computer displays, cellphones, digital picture frames, and other display devices.
- Windows Touch
A feature in Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system that enables users with a touchscreen to simply point at what they want and move things around with their fingers. For example, you can move your hand to scroll through a Web page or use custom commands, such as moving your fingers apart to zoom in on […]
- Windows Sidebar
Windows Sidebar is a pane on the side of the Windows Vista desktop that organizes gadgets (mini-applications with a wide variety of possible uses) and makes them easy to access.